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i disagree with the salons the secondary egypt's constitution referendum. was marred by deadly violence and claims that the vote no campaign has been silent also . the euro could become a burning building with no exits reform or decline britain's treasury chief warns the european union that the u.k. will quit if nothing's done to fix the block's flagging competitiveness. the web the u.s. communication giants empowered to govern internet traffic at the go ahead online services jump the queue at the expense of others.
in this is art international live from moscow eight pm here now our top story then this hour the second and final day of voting is underway in egypt on whether to accept another new constitution critics say yes result will serve to secure the military's grip on future governments the ousted muslim brotherhood refuses to take part calling it a sham referendum that puts the army before the people volunteering day one of the ballot killed eleven r.t.l. troops and kyra. well the chip sions it once again in the polling stations for a second day on this referendum on the constitution people behind it so are this interim governments and also the minutes three and then the people who stand to gain the most if this is a yes votes and if there's a high turnout in particular the military has this key articles within this constitution which would cement military power over the civilian states' military trials of civilians will be allowed the minute she budget will be kept secrets and crucially the appointment of
a defense minister will have to be approved by egypt's a supreme council of the armed forces which basically means the minutes to be able to veto the decisions by the president's now this is worry quite as if you rights groups and also activists you've said that this was centrally cause and military state within a state but really the biggest opponents of the constitution are them isn't brotherhood and supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi who say the whole process is intimate i know has been a very tentative no vote campaign which hasn't really been allowed to express itself over the course of the last week this is something that people are saying is causing you know causing a real problem here in the referendum as it's really only a yes vote allowed in egypt high turnout and a yes vote would be a stamp of approval from the states on that minute she altered political map which they put in place into light and would see parliamentary and presidential elections of course this could also pave the way for egypt's de facto leader and forces chief general sisi to run for president he's already expressed interest in doing that we
have a similar situation under the former president mohamed morsi when he pressed through his constitutional two thousand and twelve constitution which basically any all his decrees from traditional pealed gave themselves you can get thirty and he actually immunize the body that was drafting his constitution from being dissolved by any judicial body of a missing brotherhood and his supporters do not recognize the current constitution as they still believe the two thousand and twelve constitution should be in place. so they are boycott. singh at the moment we spoke to a spokesperson of the missing brotherhood and to ask them what their position is in this position to make egypt a military state these concession make it a bully state otherwise you can consider that. in a state of that egypt has an army you can say that they give you an army has the state this is the reality of this kind of goes a fusion however there is a sentiment here in the streets in egypt people want the country to move forward
after six very difficult and bloody months and i would be updating this story throughout the night as well for you here on out international head to the residents rising up to stop their town from turfing out their poorest citizens. cut back on their report from northern spain where raul rodas escalated into riots about displacing low income families. but next the man in charge of britain's finances is giving the e.u. a dressing down telling the brussels behemoths that it's declining and needs an urgent overhaul george osborne is addressing a think tank on europe where he also warned that the u.k. will pull out if the e.u. fails to reform itself or smith reports. said europe's like a burning building was no it's basically he sees the political bloc as falling behind india and china overspending on welfare becoming less and less competitive essential in the economic and political bloc in decline domestically of course here
in the u.k. the e.u. is losing popularity people say it's very expensive increasingly power hungry and also the originator of an awful lot of red tape but also one central message today was that the u.k. is not pushing for reform for its own sake oh no it's pushing for reform for everybody else's sake for europe's sake as a whole so he was talking about the tabling of legal challenges a year appeared in court of justice he said it's not anti european but in fact it's a way of preserving values that traditionally seem to be european such as known discrimination he talked about the calling for rejection of the financial services reform which of course includes a cap on bankers' bonuses which is quite controversial here in the u.k. because london competes with new york and hong kong it's not competing inside europe and anything that damages the city of london also damages london also damages europe as a whole but he is george osborne summing up for his central message was some on the
continent like to assume this is just the u.k. pursuing its own self interest of the expense of the collective good. but it's the opposite if we cannot protect the collective interests of non euro zone member states then they will have to choose between joining the euro which the u.k. will not do or leaving the european union and these rifts and these calls for reform between london and brussels keep on opening up the latest is a very interesting more human rights since the u.k. in fact brussels has talked about imposing the charter of human rights on all its member countries which would possibly mean legal challenges to businesses and to government the u.k. already opted out of that in ninety ninety eight so the government is sort of like going back into the past and doing something again and that's the latest in a in a long line of proposals as brussels tries to ramp up the political union inside the political integration george osborne's message on the message of the
conservative party here in the u.k. as a whole is reform or die a correspondent in the u.k. the un's worldwide calls to help tens of thousands of syria's most desperate refugees are falling on deaf ears in britain despite the massive efforts to aid the rebels fighting the syrian regime which proved not so quick it seems to help resettle those displaced by all the violence to report. increasingly extreme humanitarian suffering there is a humanitarian crisis britain is leading the way with humanitarian support but some might wonder whether it actually is the u.k. has committed five hundred million pounds of aid that's to assist syria's neighbors like jordan turkey and iraq cope with the sheer number of refugees but that as far as it's willing to go the u.k. is one criticized for saying no to the refugee agency appealed to syrians fleeing the conflict despite calls to open its doors for now why answer is still the latest
count more than two million syrian refugees are at the borders of neighboring countries this is. just. on the. concerned shared by seventeen other nations who've said yes it's hard to understand why they're taking this position given that this is something that we have done in the past problems the conflict in the balkans with thousands of kosovo. i fear that there may be may be domestic emigration considerations that is influencing this come slap in the middle of a political climate at a national mood that's increasingly wary of anyone coming through the door we already have accepted a number we have except i think about one thousand five hundred asylum seekers that is a fact we've already given shaky said it is a fact that we have accepted hundreds and hundreds of individual asylum seekers
from syria but factually speaking the un's most recent request is that countries all for resettlement places for people who are still stuck in the region which does not include the fifteen hundred nick clegg says of apply for asylum in britain what the un has asked for is over and above the commitment in international law david cameron has called a serious friend and he's called this a refugee refugee crisis of our time in recognition of we would hope that they would respond does or sylvia r.t. london. meantime brushes for a ministry says the syrian opposition reluctance to take part in peace talks is the main obstacle in the way of ending the bloodshed right now and other developments on syria damascus claims that western intelligence agencies have been to the city to discuss the radical groups fighting president assad syria's deputy foreign minister suspects there's a rift between politicians and intelligence communities that in some western
countries that have been calling for assad to go intelligence analysts more trail harvey a spokesman says it is not surprising the west wants to cooperate with syria on these matters. at the moment. germany france spain and of course the united kingdom are engaged in conversations in damascus with the it may syrian intelligence agency plus the military intelligence agency and the reason for their conversations is the concern that the west has and indeed russia is the number of radical are you the hardiest who are either joining al-qaeda sponsor operations but they're mad thing years are several red ball operation dart at the moment eighteen hundred foreign fighters with al qaida the united kingdom have something like three hundred
people. a wave of bombings in iraq killed at least sixty two people in baghdad in the northern city of books the worst attacks or eighteen die when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral procession the u.n. says over five hundred people have been killed this month alone or last year proved to be a wrecked deadliest year since two thousand and eight and this continued standoff between the iraqi army and al-qaeda linked militants who have been in control of the city of fallujah for more than a week now in today's breaking the set on our t.v. martin indeed looks at who's to blame for how the situation continues to unfold. last week al qaeda and militants took control of the iraqi cities of ramadi and fallujah after days of nonstop violence according to independent iraq in news agency also want to rock three hundred seventy people have died in just the last ten days all about numbers hard to verify considering how bodies are not being taken to the morgue and instead excluded from official death counts now you may
remember fallujah as one of the primary deadly battleground during the height of the u.s. occupation so what is the fall of the city signify for not only the progress of iraq but the region as a whole joining me now to discuss is eugene career ordinator for the answer coalition thank you so much for coming on metal thank you so much for having me so you jeanne what the main factors that contribute to the failed state of iraq today well i think the key factor that we have to mention is that the occupation of iraq by the united states fundamentally destabilize the country the united states just completely disassembled the iraqi state as it existed and not only didn't really put anything in place but actually set up a structure which made it sort of bit official for forces to become more at the serial to divide along sectarian and other sorts of lines of what we're seeing now is the real fruits of all of these time bombs land mines that were set by the u.s. occupation.
nor that late and i was caught by to a top story has been in the three years of protests no rest in egypt since the twenty eleven revolution question is can the new referendum brings to billets the to the country let's get some answers o'flynn discuss it with political activists ask me to gabe's in cairo thanks take the time to be with us said third as many years turnout though seems to have been not bad according to reports recently sold it to voters actually convinced that this time around it's going to work. i am very skeptical because first of all the turnout was much less than expected the estimates for two thousand and twelve muslim brotherhood constitution or two thousand and twelve two thousand and thirteen the turnout was much much more for this constitution. to become successful and have the majority nice to have more than the sixty five percent that the previous constitution got and that's one thing and the other thing is that it seems that there's a among the middle class in egypt and distrust in the political process so this
constitution which supposedly is a political vote of confidence to the government and the military backed government will not materialize in widespread support if this constitution or this referendum does not and up with the result of above sixty five percent it's going to be quite embarrassing for the government if it's below fifty five percent it will show it deep divide in the nation will discredit the process completely but nonetheless the thought is at this very early stage that it will get through its more or less. close deal that this constitution will pass given all the history of referendums in egypt and around the world referendums usually end up with results of yes the whatever is being on the floor of that referendum so what is expected is that this constitution will inevitably pass but it's the majority all the support behind it that is at question here we would be restrictions on the protests
ahead of the referendum the military presence to help democratic has this poll been walled the whole environment under which the constitution was drafted and now the whole process. with a heavy handed security presence and dealing with any political dissidents of anyone who is trying to. thing nor rest of activists this whole environment discredits the process even though it in terms of procedures up to now it's been quite transparent to a great extent how things have been handled the past couple of days but not in terms of political scene at large the transparency the crackdown and protests and voice of this event this all discredits discredits the process it's inevitable that we will have this constitution passed but however the supports. this constitution
will not bring any sort of stability because the problem is it's a political problem the problem is not the constitution you have protesters on the streets will continue to be on the streets now given that. general sisi will announce that he will run for presidency this will aggravate the muslim brotherhood more the muslim brotherhood now is that stage where they would give up any almost all the rights if sisi was taken out of the political equation so running for president would more or less exasperate the problem and perhaps we might see egypt falling into more violence and past even a civil war maybe a very rocky road ahead nonetheless as you say in a political activist. thoughts like you free without international coming up soon american internet service providers can illegally pick and choose who gets mega speedy downloads but where does that leave smaller online services big
question we try to get some answers on this show but after this quick break. when you're followed around when you are being investigated because of the whim of someone this is the beginning of the end of your freedom. those do you say routinely intercept american citizens. text messages you know. where the calls text messages so you just see everything about my knowledge they actually basically and there's no legal absolutely yes when you bareback with the internet you're back with big brother. wealthy british sign it's time to rise. markets why not scandal. find out what's really happening to the global
economy because a report on our. story of potential a big implications coming up next one of the internet's founding principles was that there was equal access to all online but it seems that's not good enough for the u.s. federal court scrapping net neutrality it's granted internet providers now the power to rule web traffic decide for themselves who gets to jump the queue that means the biggest companies can get their hands on the bulk of web service that could mean that new online services i was not willing to pay to broadband network providers like the rise in a calm cuss could find speeds held back or even be blocked with this ruling was
pushed by a variety. which is one of america's largest mobile phone operators and telecoms providers activists accuse it of turning the vibrant web into a money spinning cable t.v. operation civil advocacy company in a total boil says consumers and startup services are the biggest losers here. i think the biggest implication potentially is for content providers and for innovation we know that innovation is flourished online because players have equal access to consumers as of this ruling a big company like rising could strike a deal with a video service and make a partner deal with them so that their content would always be delivered more quickly that makes it difficult for the next startup to get started if the decisions left unchallenged then there's nothing really stopping from that service provider from blocking access to specific content and if you block access to the
most important online social organizing tools it may impact what they're able even to say and how well it can be connected communicate so absolutely there are startling free speech concerns here. just when you thought america's spying capabilities couldn't get any wider it seems that you don't even need to be on the n.s.a. to sift through your private data will tell you why alb web site i'll tell you don't come from to check it out plus just a click away as well be the android go. able to find a fetch of four going to say that able to find a fed job checks as well as learn new skills without people present so for both the present could be used for the system people with disabilities older small but keep check it out online. residents for northern town in spain have been venting their anger over government plans for a road which locals say will force the poorest families out of their homes. i.
was i tested rallying over a project there to revamp a boulevard in burgas that cost the taxpayers up to thirteen million euros there were dozens of arrests as fear eous residents clashed with police and disrupted construction work one political analyst told us that what we're seeing in burgos is indicative of the nationwide theory of being left behind by the government. the demonstrators say that they will continue. protesting against this project because they they still don't believe that it's going to be withdrawn reason why people are so angry specifically because it doesn't fit with the current situation of austerity of cutbacks seen in services this is an area which has suffered from those cutbacks in public service it recently. professor of the schools and hospitals rather than parking lots this is a very conservative c.t.'s as is the other small city in space never happens
something like that in a city like little or so this is probably. one of the symptoms of of how problematic it's been the situation on the whole the whole of space. so had learning from us this masses of protesters in thailand refusing to back down still continuing to disrupt bangkok to force the government to quit gunshots were fired at a crowd overnight injuring at least two people were promised to show what has reiterated meantime that she's going to plow on with snap elections in february in an effort to try to calm down the situation but demonstrators say that's not enough they're demanding the ousting of the country's leaders. israel's defense minister has apologized for his remarks on the u.s. secretary of state's middle east peace efforts mushy alone was quoted by a newspaper saying that john kerry's attempts at israeli palestinian peace were a psionic obsessive white house called the comments inappropriate kerry's been on a diplomatic push recently to outline a deal between the sides but progress has so far stalled.
getting a job could be tough for any of us that you've got the skills you got the experience but as you face fit well that becomes in france a they're being discriminated against over their looks is not is meant for national . human beauties glorified by poirot's syngas and artists like it or not we are drawn to beautiful people but we can't all be old paintings france is known as the world's fashion and beauty trendsetter but the gleaming smiles and slim waist line said gray's billboards and shop windows are also sets that trend with sam deeply undesirable consequences and sophists planned eight years at university she has two diplomas is a to collate and thoughtful but can't find a job she says because of her size. ignore the people think because i'm carrying some extra weight i don't have the brink's or intelligence to take up
a post they were like issue really capital of doing her job and they didn't even hide it and modal appearance is like having an extra diploma which is completely wrong depressing and pure discrimination sense of he describes more than society as being like a carnival mirror if you don't conform to standards it sends you and others a negative image of yourself sid you are a whiz is it hard of course to the society is far from a gift and with this problems and becomes even more painful it leads to extra stress and depression it's just not fair. what answer fisa as she has been facing for years appears to be backed up by statistics that was brutal. yes. we have a blonde here she got much more responses compared to an overweight person. sociologist john francois carried out an experiment in which he sent the same c.v.
with different photos after a change in the color of this keen hair weight age and sex the results were surprising bridge to defend. there is more difference between a pretty blonde and an overweight or aging woman between someone of french origin and someone with african roots which means that discrimination by beauty and age is even more pronounced than race or origin based discrimination but no one pays any real attention to it usually. france and belgium and the only european countries where these type of discrimination is against a more physical appearance is i'm a nineteen criteria that employers are not allowed to base their decision on. this is a very dangerous tendency people are pushed away from the market not because of a lack of qualifications but because of their hate weight or color of their eyes the person responsible for this cremation is based on physical appearance could face up to three years in prison or pay a forty five thousand here
a fine but people don't even consider it discrimination it's considered normal and it's worldwide wasn't. a number of associations in france as well as world wide aim to protect the rights of there is not considered to be conventionally attractive but there are plenty who have already suffered thanks to the unofficial and unspoken beauty contest of the job market reflection r.t. from france. never any phrase control this channel everyone always welcome we're up with more news about half an hour hope you can join me then maybe but next tuesday blame for the crisis in iraq comes up in the lead station of breaking the set right after this break. when you're followed around when you are being investigated because of the whim of
someone this is the beginning of the end of your freedom. goes to you know save me keenly intercept american citizens. text messages you know. to the calls text messages so you just see everything without my knowledge that i actually basically and there's no legal absolutely yes when you bareback with the internet your bare back with big brother. one of the new cultural phenomena like these policies i think sometimes people.
pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. happy tuesday all i'm out in martin in this break and are i right so i'm starting to think that with a pedia by. by the same people who bankroll fox news just to get you up yesterday i talked about how wicked pedia had deleted two separate pages someone had submitted about me because apparently i wasn't noteworthy enough to deserve a text on the site my whole beef is that sacred wiki admins solely rely on corporate media sources to back up information about a subject validity and thus what's considered outside the realm of established media isn't considered notable enough even though according to alexa commercial web site tracker r t dot com the sits at number three ninety two in popularity far
surpassing the traffic of b.b.c. dot com and the l.a. times look challenging the sources cited on any given page and even removing pages entirely based on these rules i can understand but then today i woke up to the news that the admins on wikipedia and not just deleted my page but have moved to actually banned any future attempts for users to recreate it seriously take a look at this from the vision is in the thread on their site as you can see the latest move by an admin named john reeves yesterday made an edit to block all non admin users to recreate my page indefinitely wow even if this isn't personal and at the very least this is obviously a decision based on personal bias and if you agree that personal bias shouldn't be allowed to deter the flow of information and access to knowledge then join me and let's break the set.